Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes

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It’s January! Its the time of year that we can forget about all that Quality Street and booze at Christmas and have a fresh start. Along with millions of other people, this is also the time of year when I commit to eating healthily and not drinking as much. I’m still not ready to stop eating my Sunday morning pancakes so obviously I needed to create some healthier ones to cater for my habit!

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These are made with ground up oats and nuts (I used a combination of pecans and almond but any will do) which makes them really filling and slow releasing. Unlike normal pancakes, these don’t give you a crazy sugar rush as there is only natural sweetness from the apple and banana. So feel free to pour over as much maple syrup as you want to compensate!

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Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes

Serves 2-3

80g oats (not instant)

50g nuts (I used half pecans half almonds)

1 apple

1 banana

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp baking powder

150ml milk

 

  1. Blend the oats and nuts in a blender/smoothie maker until it makes a powder.
  2. Add the grated apple, banana, cinnamon, baking powder and milk and blend to combine.
  3. Melt some coconut oil or butter in a non-stick frying pan and add tablespoons of the mixture. Once golden brown underneath and set round the edges, flip the pancakes. Once they are done keep them warm and repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  4. Serve with sliced banana, a dollop of your favourite nut butter and maple syrup.
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